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michael vaf nau. they are both serving right now. and finally, don't waste time worrying from kim mcconnell, wife of jonathan mcconnell who served in the iraq war. we'll have more in the next hour. it's become a nice and beautiful discussion people are having online and on ireport about what they have learned if they wouldn't have otherwise known so deeply from the people who made the sacrifice. >> so often people keep those thoughts to themselves or they are sharing that with just the immediate family or friends and this is a great forum in which they can share with so many people. >> a lot of people don't know about veterans. what do you don't know about our veterans. >> thank you so much. >>> voters have sent the same balance of powe back to washington. does that mean more gridlock for the president? george mitchell is with us in the newsroom on how the sides can work together. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 let's talk about your old 401(k). tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 you know, the one that's been lying around. tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 tdd#: 1-800-345-2550 rollover your old 401(k) to a schwab ira, and we'll
! next. >> leader pelosi -- >> i guess -- >> whoa! >> you always ask that question except to mitch mcconnell. >> oh, mitch mcconnell, the senate minority leader is 70 years old. nancy pelosi is 72. in the world of politics, age is kind of a skewed concept. average age of members of the house is 56. and of senators it's 62. i mean, paul ryan is thought of as a young gun. he's 42. that's eight years shy of being a card-carrying member of the aarp. ronald reagan was 69 when he first ran for president. many worried he was too old for the job until his famous quip during a debate. >> i will not make age an issue of this campaign. i am not going to exploit, for political purposes, my opponent's youth and inexperience. >> yes, reagan used age to his advantage. but seriously, how old is too old? remember senator strom thurman who commuted from walter reed to the capitol at the age of 100? his aides had to vote for him. of course, this argument isn't limited to the world of politics. ageism rages in the role world, too. how often have you heard those under 30 grumbling about those old guys sucking up
but democrats as well, the president reaching out to speaker boehner by phone and mitch mcconnell in the senate and to democratic leadership. the president telling them that he is committed to finding a bipartisan solution to some of the tough problems, such as cutting taxes for middle class americans, creating jobs. what's unclear at this point is what else will the president do beyond making phone calls? will he be invoighting the leadership here to the wit house? will they be having retreats elsewhere? what is cloer is already up on capitol hill the loweredship is talking about getting things done. >> by working together and creating a fairer, simpler, cleaner tax code we can give our country a stronger, healthier economy. a stronger economy means more revenue, which is what the president seeks. >> this isn't something that i'm going to draw the lines any lines in the sand. he isn't going to draw any lines in the sand, i don't believe. we need to work together. >> the president said he believes the message that the americans sent in the election is that they want members of congress, both pa
't even pass the house. >> on, mitch mcconnell piled on. i know some people out there think tuesday's results mean republicans in washington are now going to roll over and agree to democrat demands that we hike taxes before the end of the year. i'm here to tell them that there is no truth to that notion whatsoever, end quote. president obama campaigned on raising taxes of the wealthiest americans. his favorite line, we must all pay or faur shair share, even t taxing the wealthy won't solve the debt crisis. what does this all mean? we take our cue from "the prois price is right." that's right. because of this tire d argument we could fall off the much talked about fiscal cliff. we're waiting. cop on, mr. yodeler. we should have started this sooner. you get the picture. talk back today, should obama or republicans blink on taxes? your responses later this hour. >>> the ballots in florida not all counted yet. some of the races are coming down to the wire. will this act of florida's election history go so very wrong? the potential of
and both political parties to meet with him at the white house next friday. senators harry reid, mitch mcconnell, and speaker boehner and congresswoman nancy pelosi will be there. this afternoon, we heard the president say just about two hours ago, that he is open to compromise. he's open to new ideas received by a standing ovation walking in the room there. there is one point the president is sticking to. higher taxes for people making higher incomes. >> i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. i'm not going to ask student and seniors and middle-class families to pay down the entire deficit while people like me making over $250,000 aren't asked to pay a dime more in taxes. >> just about two hours before we saw the president, we saw this man, republican house speaker john boehner, he said, quote, everything on the revenue side and the spending side has to be looked at, end quote. when it comes to specifics, speaker boehner put the ball firmly in the president's court. >> i don't want to box myself in. i don't want to box anyone else in. i think it is important for us to come to an ag
reid and senator minority leader mitch mcconnell and nancy pelosi not surprising here. what's the expectation? >> well, you know, we'll see. publicly, suzanne, there has been a much more consillatory tone that we've seen since the election, whether it's from the president or the house speaker john boehner, but i can tell you in talking to sources privately on both sides of the aisle, they admit that it's all about positioning and posturing to make sure at the end of the day if we do go off the fiscal cliff that they're not blamed for it. they're the ones who looked reasonable, not unreasonable, and they're preparing for the other side to blame them for the opposite, if that makes sense. that's a lot of what you are saying in public. the reality is that neither side has a really clear machine date or clear vote and no one wants to look at the end of the day like they never gave compromise a chance. listen to republican bob corker, though, because there does seem to be a little bit of a crack on the republican side on whether or not it's okay to raise some taxes. >> i think th
if it actually leads to a solution. >> mcconnell suggested republicans might be willing to consider increasing revenues if democrats cut spending and reign-in entitlement programs. here's a presidential perk that you might not have heard of. sneak previews? president obama will be screening the new steven spielberg movie "lincoln" at the white house this afternoon. he'll be joined by the cast and crew. the movie's set to release tomorrow follows our 16th president abraham lincoln in the waning days of the civil war. but some critics are saying hollywood and history aren't on the same page. cnn entertainment correspondent kareen wynter has more. >> this fight is for the united states of america. >> reporter: steven spielberg's "lincoln" offers a window back in time to the weeks preceding the end of the civil war and passage of the 13th amendment abolishing slavery. >> congress must never declare equal those god created unequal. >> reporter: for some critics the movie's limited snapshot of aim han lincoln's presidency paints an incomplete picture of history. >> as cinema, it's very, very good. a
. we now know who's been invited. it is not surprising, harry reid, mitch mcconnell, house speaker john boehner and house minority leader nancy pelosi. >>> the husband of gabrielle giffords says their long-term plan is to move forward and try not to look back at the day that giffords was shot. on january 8, 2011, loughner opened fire at a rally for gabrielle giffords. he shot her in the head at point-blank range. 12 others were wounded and six killed. yesterday a judge sentenced loughner to life in prison without the possible of parole. gabrielle giffords sat through the sentencing with her husband mark kelly by her side. kelly talked to our piers morgan about what it was like to be in that courtroom. >> it was certainly a little stressful. it was tense. especially when he walked in the room. when he responded to the judge. after a while i got to settle down a bit but just sitting there for all of the other victim impact statements is really a tough thing. you know, gabby said afterwards for her the biggest emotion was just sadness to hear story after story of what the impact of this ho
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